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ABSCAM – New Word In The Dictionary – February 4, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 4, 1980 On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials...

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Life In Sudden California – January 28, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 28, 1994 Even though one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Southern California occurred on January 17th of 1994, the earth was still shaking some 11 days later, with some 70 considerable aftershocks taking place on the morning of...

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Postcards From Tehran – January 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Jan. 25, 1979 With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets...

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The War That Won’t Go Away – January 11, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player:¬†News for Week Ending January 11, 1975 The plate was fairly overflowing with news and crises, this week ending January 11th in 1975. Starting with news of the continuing War in Vietnam, or ” the recurring nightmare” as it was characterized by many...

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The Milk Fund, Drilling In Shale, And Wounded Knee – January 8, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 8, 1974 News on this January 8th in 1974 continued with goings-on at The White House. Watergate was not going to go away, much to the Nixon Administration’s wishes it would. The White House did issue a White Paper...

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A Dead Heat, Tapes For Sale And The Possibility Of Poison – October 31, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for October 31, 1976 Since October 31st came on a Sunday in 1976, this was the last weekend before the Presidential election. According to the Harris Poll, Carter’s poll standings were falling and it was becoming a dead heat between Carter...

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October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Backtracking And Earl Butz.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for week ending October 2, 1976 For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjounrnment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to...

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Nixon And Checkers – September 23, 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Checkers – 1952 Sixty years ago today, on September 23, 1952, vice-Presidential candidate Senator Richard Nixon was fighting for his political life amid charges of misusing campaign contributions, secret bank accounts and dirty tricks. So much were the allegations that it was...

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July 23, 1947 – Postwar Europe – A Delicate Madness –

Click on the Link: News for July 23, 1947 News for this July 23rd in 1947 had to do with the delicate balance being struck throughout postwar Europe, and fears the unity was falling apart. The Big Three Conference was underway with discussions regarding the proposed Marshall Plan and the...